Production of Advanced Nanomaterials from Biological Substrates

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-15526
Agency Tracking Number: 2005-00427
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NexTech Materials, Ltd.
404 Enterprise Drive, Lewis Center, OH, 43035
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Holt
 Research Scientist
 (614) 842-6606
Business Contact
 Christopher Holt
Title: Research Scientist
Phone: (614) 842-6606
Research Institution
Current conventional methods of fabricating titania based ceramics have not resulted in superior materials performance. This project will utilize the nano-architecture of existing silica based micro-algae that have been chemically converted to demonstrated ceramic photo-catalyst materials while maintaining the intricate micro-algae shape and morphology to dramatically improve materials performance. After demonstrating the process for silica chemical conversion to value added ceramic materials, energy conversion devices with the novel bio-ceramic system as a component will be fabricated and tested against benchmark traditionally prepared nano-scale materials.

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